La Trinidad segregation pushed

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:07 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Mayor Edna Tabanda has required all to segregate their trash.

In an Executive Order, Tabanda mandated all commercial and industrial establishments, residences, government and private offices, agricultural farms, schools, public and private markets, government and private health facilities and clinics, churches and other similar entities and establishments generating waste to segregate at source and to manage the proper disposal of their respective waste.

Militants stage anti-Sona rally

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:02 p.m.

WHILE President delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address (Sona), different sectors also had their own Sona in Baguio City to show the real state of the nation at the Igorot Park.

People from the government, education, health, youth and urban poor sector came out to show the real state of the nation through a protest rally and an information exhibit.

La Trinidad remains uncertain over Agri-Pinoy facility

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Mayor Edna Tabanda expressed her confusion with the management and overall set up of the Agri Pinoy in the Valley.

As a stakeholder of the project, the Valley has pledged P30 million for the project but up to know, La Trinidad has yet to award the money.

Probation office empowers TCM program

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:51 p.m.

THE Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) under the Department of Justice is strengthening their relationship with communities to contribute in the human development of people in conflict with the law.

The PPA is empowering their collaboration with communities to strengthen their community based-correction or Therapeutic Community Modality program.

Body formed to oversee job order employees

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:41 p.m.

BAGUIO City Mayor Mauricio Domogan recently formed a committee to formulate policy on the hiring of job order employees in the City Government.

This is to resolve questions on the lack of well-defined guidelines on the recruitment of personnel through job orders, which was raised by the Commission on Audit – Cordillera through the audit team leader and supervising auditor in the city.

Increasing volume of garbage probe on

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:37 p.m.

THE Baguio City Council on last week tasked the City Solid Waste Management Board (CSWMB) to look into the alarming increase in the volume of city wastes being hauled out to the landfill facility in Urdaneta City.

Councilor Peter Fianza, in his resolution approved by the council, said the board should check and investigate the drastic hike in the volume of wastes from a daily average of 127 tons in 2013 to 155 tons during the first half of the current year representing an increase of 22 percent.

Farmers should lead Agri-Pinoy

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:52 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Governor Nestor Fongwan will not allow management of the Agri-Pinoy Center to go into the wrong hands.

Fongwan is adamant in his belief in Benguet farmers to lead in the management of the Agri-Pinoy Center in the Valley.

Uphold maximum tolerance, POSD told

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

BAGUIO Vice Mayor Edison Bilog appealed to the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) to implement the anti-illegal vending ordinance of the Summer Capital in a peaceful and humane manner.

"Kung pwede naman po sana magkaroon po sana ng maximum tolerance sa pagimplement ng ating anti-peddling ordinance," Bilog stressed to the POSD during Monday's flag ceremony.

Mediamen cited in BARP’s anniversary

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:46 p.m.

A TOTAL of 10 media practitioners from print, broadcast and television received the Kafagway Journalism Leadership and Services Award recently.

The award rites were part of the 15th year anniversary of the Blessed Association of Retired Persons Foundation Inc. during the weekend at the Burnham Park athletic oval grandstand in partnership with the National Correspondents Club of Baguio and in cooperation with the Philippine Information Agency-CAR.

Martial law victims to be given reparation

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:42 p.m.

VICTIMS of human rights violations during the Martial Law era will be given reparation and recognition.

The Human Rights Victim's Claims Board held a caravan July 24-25 in the Summer Capital for the application of human rights violations victims for reparation.

Tabanda creates Municipal IP Council

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:36 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Mayor Edna Tabanda aims to protect the rights of indigenous people groups.

In an Administrative Order, Tabanda created the Municipal Indigenous Peoples Council (MICP) to formulate policies and guidelines for implementation of programs and projects for indigenous groups in the municipality.

Gov’t workers urge PNoy to raise pay

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:07 p.m.

GOVERNMENT employees are crying for a salary increase in time for President Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.

In a Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement for Government Employees (Courage) forum held on July 24, government employees in Cordillera Administrative Region expressed dismay over the administration’s alleged insensitivity to their needs.

Boy, 5, drowns in Mankayan town

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:06 p.m.

A FIVE-year-old boy drowned and died in Mankayan at the height of monsoon rains last week, according to police reports.

The victim, a grade one student and a resident of Busan, Colalo of this town, drowned on July 25.

Dengue, typhoid cases in Baguio decrease

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:05 p.m.

DENGUE and typhoid cases in the city registered 88.89 percent and 52.38 percent decrease in the second quarter of the year, according to a report gathered from the Alay Sa Kalinisan Inc., (ASKI) meeting last week.

The cases were recorded from April to June 2014.

Farmer's wife in search of good Samaritans

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:05 p.m.

DEVELOPMENTS for the worse – medically and financially - have been too fast for Marco Joseph Ogas, a 51-year-old vegetable farmer and father of four from Alapang Proper, La Trinidad, Benguet.

Last May 19, he was brought to the Benguet General Hospital after he threw up blood and was experiencing severe stomach and back pains. The following day, he was at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center to begin his lifetime hemodialysis treatment for kidney failure, spaced at three times a week.

Benguet gets US grant

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:58 p.m.

IN ITS EFFORT to reinforce disaster risk reduction and response program in the province, Benguet will receive close to P15 million from the United States Agency for International Development through the United Nations World Food Program.

The fund was given based on a memorandum of agreement signed by the province and the US, which aims to increase risk reduction initiatives in nine provincial governments, 23 municipal governments and eight cities outside Metro Manila by strengthening their capacity for climate change adaptation.

Hedcor ready to address concerns

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:52 p.m.

HEDCOR Inc. continues to work for the community in Sabangan, Mt. Province to address complaints regarding the construction of its 14 megawatts (MW) hydropower plant project.

"Hindi namin pinababayaan ang aming host communities," said Liaison officer Elena Salita said.

CPLA head seeks Aquino help

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

CORDILLERA Peoples Liberation Army chairman Arsenio Humiding is asking President Benigno Aquino III to intervene in the issues surrounding the organization and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

Humiding said the letter to the President was sent March 22 and was transmitted to the Palace after.

Communication key in good relationship

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

CULTURE and religious values make a gap in parent-children relationship.

Commission on Population Regional Director Rose Fortaleza said cultural and religious values sometimes hinder good communication and a harmonious relationship between parents and children, specifically in terms of sexuality.

Organ donation awareness launched

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:10 p.m.

STEPPING up its campaign against kidney failure, the Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with Philippine Network for Organ Sharing is promoting its advocacy on organ donation, especially from deceased donors.

With the partnership, DOH and PhilNOS has launched the "I'm a Lifeline" campaign pushing for the deceased organ donation advocacy beat the Guinness World Record for most people sign up as organ donors for one hour single site.

Kabuyao folk divided

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

TUBA, Benguet -- Who owns the road in Kabuyao?

With the denial of Baguio Representative Nicasio Aliping of any hand in the construction of the road where hundreds of trees have been cut, a confusion has befell local folk in the area.

EMB gives thumbs up for hydro project

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:40 p.m.

SABANGAN, MT. PROVINCE -- Hedcor Inc. is implementing enough and appropriate mitigating measures in the construction of the 14 megawatts Sabangan Hydropower Project.

Environmental Management Bureau Chief of Clearance and Permitting Division Engr. Nestor Donaal told the media during a monitoring that Hedcor Inc. is complying with requirements as well as the necessary procedures to continue the hydropower project.

CPLA head seeks OPAPP dialogue

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:28 p.m.

AS FAR as Cordillera People's Liberation Army (CPLA) chairman Arsenio Humiding is concerned, projects under the government agreement is far from being completed.

Humiding is asking the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process to sit down and talk about the status of the agreement and see where projects have progressed.

Adolescent council seen to protect youth in Baguio

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:05 p.m.

TO ADDRESS the many threats in the health and well-being of the youth, Baguio City recently formed a council that will implement the Adolescent and Youth Health Program.

The Adolescent and Youth Health Development Council was launched on July 22, simultaneous with the induction of its members pursuant to Baguio City Administrative Order 59, which designates a council tasked to keep an eye on the youth.

8 wanted persons in Cordillera nabbed

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:02 p.m.

EIGHT out of Cordillera Administrative Region's top 10 most wanted persons were arrested during the first half of the year, the Police Regional Office – Cordillera reported.

Regional Investigation Division chief Senior Superintendent George Daskeo, during a weekly kapihan, said they were able to capture eight most wanted persons including the region’s top most wanted person while the fourth and sixth still elude arrest.

Benguet official calls for vigilance

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:12 p.m.

TUBA, Benguet -- Board Member Robert Namoro is asking for vigilance in the province.

Namoro made the reaction in the heels of the cutting of hundreds of trees in Mt. Sto. Tomas, which allegedly involves Baguio Representative Nicasio Aliping Jr.

Public Works urged to help in Kabuyao mess

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:07 p.m.

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) wants the Department of Public Works and Highways to do mitigating measures in Sto. Tomas.

After the ocular by the EMB with Baguio City Representative Nicasio Aliping, it was noted there were several factors that caused pollution in Kabuyao.

Ex-mayor receives leadership grant

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:52 p.m.

FORMER Natonin mayor Ana Maria Paz Rafael-Banaag recently received a full scholarship leadership grant from the Australian government together with six other Filipinos.

A graft investigation and prosecution officer of the Office of the Ombudsman, Rafael-Banaag is currently enrolled in a one-year program on Master of Laws major in law governance and taking up a minor course on international law at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

La Trinidad Women’s Brigade cite top offenders

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:46 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Elder women's nightly rounds have tagged establishments with the most offenses.

The nightly watch of women elders trying to help keep the peace here cite Midtown Bar & Resto Cranberry Cafe & Resto, Filog’s Place, Saddle Rock Bar, Khalie’s Grill, Starrygazer, Shotz Tripple B Red Roster and Dap-ayan II Bar & Resto as establishments with the most violations.

Baguio seeks fund for priority projects

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:36 p.m.

THE Baguio City Government is asking for almost P800 million to fund priority projects of the Summer Capital.

At least 13 priority projects need funding based on a resolution approved by the City Council backing Mayor Mauricio Domogan’s request to the Office of the President Benigno Aquino III, through Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.

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